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Oct 7, 2012 8:00pm EDT
on every broadcast, in particular sports broadcasting, joined the army, joined the marines, joined the navy, get an education. they never said go to war -- they said get a degree. how appealing is that to a young guy with ambition but to can in no way afford college? you do a few years in the service, get under way, get a life. that is the way the military service was offered up. it was a huge dose of patriotism as well, of course, but -- so why do not think my story had any particular effect. i do not think walter's story had that much of an effect, honestly. it was when the casualties start to get over 100 a week, the sons of middle-class families were being lost, that is when, never mind the students protesting, when their parents started to protest. when vietnam in effect was a lost cause. >> what is your take on the iraq and afghanistan coverage? >> there virtually is no coverage. except when something really horrible happens. to most americans, quite honestly, it is what war? most americans are not effected by this. it is the sons and daughters of working-class americans, pretty much,
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